Sonc VPN question

General discussions and other topics.
4 posts Page 1 of 1
by Sonic customer » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:20 am
HI,
I have a couple questions regarding Sonic's Open VPN features. I just n

1. Does it route through my home internet connection?
2. If it does, does that mean I cannot connect to the VPN? My home download is around 12-14 but upload is ~1.
3. Does that mean my download will be what the max upload would be?
3. If it does not, what type of speeds will I receive?

Thanks.
by parker_day » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:30 am
I'm a Sonic user, but I can answer a couple of your questions.

1. Does it route through my home internet connection?

It does not. Sonic's OpenVPN server is in their network, but not at your residential location.

2. If it does, does that mean I cannot connect to the VPN? My home download is around 12-14 but upload is ~1.
3. Does that mean my download will be what the max upload would be?

The speeds are not limited to that of your home connection.

3. If it does not, what type of speeds will I receive?

The speeds are actually more limited by what device you use to connect than the server itself, in my experience. For example, using a Macbook Air I get slower speeds than my home DSL:
Image
If you were on a faster connection with a more capable device, you could see faster speeds than this. I think I've seen people on gigabit connections hitting 300Mbps on Sonic's OpenVPN.
by miken » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:39 am
Using a VPN shouldn't see any drastic differences in speed, but you may notice an increase in response time since packets are routed through a VPN server. Speedtests are going to look funky though because of compression.
Mike N.
Development Trainer
Sonic
by Sonic » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:02 am
Thank you guys.
4 posts Page 1 of 1

Who is online

In total there are 13 users online :: 1 registered, 0 hidden and 12 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 422 on Sat May 26, 2012 5:28 am

Users browsing this forum: m.harmon and 12 guests